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Antican Retiarius

Job: Black Mage
Family: Antica
Crystal: Dark
Weak to: Wind

Antican Retiarius
Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Western Altepa Desert 45 - 49 12
Respawn:5 minutes
A, L, H, Sc
??? HP
??? MP
A = Aggressive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound; HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing; JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills;Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime

[edit] Historical Background

In Roman society, the Retiarius was a type of gladiator. They were the most strangely equipped glaiator, having only a Trident, a net with lead weights at the end, and a dagger. The net could be used to ensnare or trip up an opponent. The net had a long cord attached to it, making it easier to retrieve it. Other than a loincloth, leather belt, and a raised shoulder-guard on their left shoulder, they were bare. The trident gave them a longer reach than gladiators equipped with short swords. The dagger was used to give a killing blow to an opponent ensnared in the net. Retiarius is Latin for "net man". The most common adversary for the Retiarius was the Secutor.

Like the Final Fantasy XI Job System, all types of Gladiators in Ancient Rome were designed to give balanced and fair matches. The Retiarius had virtually no armor and was equipped with a trident and a net, the weapons of fishermen, a very odd choice for combat. Their advantage was in their speed and dexterity. Though vulnerable, they were not weighed down by heavy armor and could move faster and maneuver better than their opponents. By gladiatorial code, they were able to retreat from the combat and get their opponent to have to pursue them (the equivalent of kiting), to allow them to wear down their opponent and drain their stamina. The trident was also one of the weapons with the longest reach in gladiatorial combat, though this was balanced for with most opponents having armored protection on at least one side.

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